Category Archives: Health

Catherine calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, visited Michael Offord Optometrist in Kingston Park in her constituency recently to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness. 1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this figure is set to increase by 115% to nearly 4 million people by Continue Reading...

Newcastle North MP supports campaign for sight loss advisers

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has joined forces with the RNIB to back their campaign for everyone diagnosed with sight loss to receive emotional support to come to terms with their condition. Catherine attended the recent Parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being There When it Matters’, which Continue Reading...

Tyneside MP backs landmark NHS Bill

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, has today backed a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that will repeal the Coalition’s competition rules that are driving NHS privatisation at the expense of patient care. Introduced by Labour MP Clive Efford, the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill would set tough controls on Continue Reading...

Catherine supports sun beds campaign

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Newcastle North MP, Catherine McKinnell, is supporting a national campaign led by Liverpool City Council – and backed by Newcastle City Council – to give local authorities powers to licence and regulate sun bed operators. Following the tragic death from skin cancer of Catherine’s Fawdon constituent Gemma Watson at the age of just 27 earlier Continue Reading...